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Mu Alpha Theta Has Fun With Pi Day

Senior Jade Carlson emcees the pie-eating contest held on March 14 as juniors Alyson Pritscher and Meredith Orrell look on. The pie eaters were (top to bottom) freshmen Kendall Lucas and Alex Karas, and senior Bryan Estevez.

Members of Mu Alpha Theta recognized “Pi Day” (March 14) with pie eating contests during each lunch. Student volunteers raced to see who could eat their pie first. Mathematics dictionary.com states that “Pi” is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. This ratio stays the same, approximately 3.1415926, regardless of the size of the circle. The students of Mu Alpha Theta hosted the pie-eating as way to raise math awareness and have fun at the same time.

Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics honor society and at CHS it is sponsored by math teachers Ms. Nanette Holton and Mr. Gary Williams. In order to become a member, students have to have all A’s in their math classes and provide at least one hour per month of peer tutoring before or after school. The club is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics 

“The students have to provide tutoring in their own time as assistance for the math teachers. They work very hard with other students so on March 14 it’s nice to do something fun with math,” said Ms. Holton.

“It was especially nice for the seniors,” said Mr. Williams.

“This was their last Pi Day at CHS so it was actually a significant thing for them.”

Students interested in joining Mu Alpha Theta may visit the club website.

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 by Paula White

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